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  1. Allow NFC tags to change settings

    Allow a NFC tag to change your settigns.
    ex:
    so that your just have to scan 1 tag to change your bluetooth settings to 'on', wifi 'off' and data roaming 'on'

    now you if you scan a tag it directs you to the settings.
    but not switch / toggel settings.

    Grtz
    wouter

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      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add the ability to check in files from Solution Explorer for "Classic ASP" Website

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      Hi All,

      i want some help for Check in & Check Out Process for Classic ASP Pages on Visual Studio 2010.

      Currently What i am doing is Goint to.

      Files >> Open >> Websites >> Remote Website and Give my Local Server Name there with Port.


      Then all the Directory of my Website gets listed out and i Click on Page i want and "Check Out" for edit and once my work is done i want to "Check in" the Page,But i am not getting that option on the List.

      So can anyone please let me know,how i will…

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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Keep building great tools!

        Keep building great tools!

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • allow extension methods to be defined in instance classes

          Currently, extension methods can only be defined in a static class. It would be very helpful if an extension method could also be defined in an instance class, so that this was possible:

          public class Foo
          {
          public void DoBar()
          {
          new Qux().GetBaz("corge").DoGrault();
          }

          private static Baz GetBaz(this IQux qux, string s)
          {
          // Get Baz from qux here...
          }
          }

          This simply enables a more fluent syntax for private helper methods. This can improve readability of the code compared to a more procedural-looking use of normal static helper methods.

          The current workaround is to define a new internal static…

          400 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Refresh the source control icons in the Solution Explorer after getting latest

            When someone else has a file checked out, a padlock is displayed next to the file in the Solution Explorer. When they check in, and I do "Get Latest", the lock icon does not refresh so it appears that the file is still checked out.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Automatically populate test failure type field in MTM test summary

              Failure type should be accessible while running a test. The field should also auto fill with failure type. When a new bug is created during a test run, the failure type should be new issue. If a failed step is due to existing bug or you update a bug, failure type should be known issue.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add to the synchronized settings the debug-->Exceptions the exceptions I want to catch

                Add to the synchronized settings the debug-->Exceptions the exceptions I want to catch

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make the TFS velocity chart remember incomplete work in old Sprints

                  I would like to have the velocity charts remember the state of the Bugs and PBIs at the time of Sprint end (just like the Burndown chart does). So that if I move a PBI or bug to the next Sprint after the Sprint completion it would still show up in the velocity chart as work that was commited to but wasn't done in the old Sprint. This is important information that is currently lost in the current charts.

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                  • Enable Silverlight Runtime for Windows RT

                    Enable Silverlight Runtime for Windows RT. This change allows organizations to support their existing LOB applications on Surface RTs, which in turn greenlights the purchase of Surfaces for employees. Metro may be the future but every company needs a successful migration path.

                    21 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add NullToVisibilityConverter

                      Add NullToVisibilityConverter to system.windows.controls ( null->collapsed, notnull->visible)

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Display a red dot on VS icon when there are unsaved changes

                        Project changes are easy to forget to save. Adding new files for example, does not automatically save the project, so unless you press "save all", when you commit into source control (i'm not talking about integrated source control) then the project file is missed.

                        This is the reason things like this exist:
                        https://github.com/xpaulbettsx/saveallthetime

                        How about a simple red dot on the VS icon in the taskbar when there are unsaved changes? Use the same red dot that is used in the files tab.

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Give us a setting that allows us to automatically update IIS paths or be prompted.

                          In VS 2010 a prompt would show up when switching between branches that used the same IIS path. This prompt was: "The Web project '...' is currently configured to use the URL '...'. The Web server has this URL mapped to a different folder '...'. Would you like to remap this URL to point to this Web project's folder?". VS 2012 no longer asks this. It just remaps the paths without asking. I know some will prefer 2010's way and some 2012's way, so please give us a setting that allows us to choose whether we are prompted.

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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Is there any easy way to view the changeset number of source code present in each folder in Source Control Explorer ?

                            Is there any easy way to view the changeset number of source code present in each folder in Source Control Explorer ?

                            I can see only 5 columns in the Source control explorer "Name,pending chage,user,latest,last-chek-in" is there any way to add a new coloumn called "Changeset" ?

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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • ssh key auth instead of username / password method

                              nowdays it's routine to use ssh private key for authenticating in code repositories ! pleas add this feature ! i'm fed up with entering my username and password each time ... !

                              5 votes
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                              • introduce a code evaluation feature in visual studio

                                include a feature that can aid beginners in visual basic on alternatives of how to enhance project performance and conformity to coding standards

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add ability to watch or CC a workitem

                                  I need the ability to add multiple people to a workitem so they can get alerts when it is updated. Or allow a person to add themselves to the watch list.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Better in-built code comparer tool...

                                    Even though there are many 3rd party code comparing tools available, I still love Visual Studio Inbuild compare tool when it comes to comparing large files. I think we should now have a (much) better and reliable comparing tool from Microsoft. I hope this is really not a big deal for you guys.

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                                    • Add Drop folders locking mechanisms

                                      For large projects with SW in multiple layers, we need multiple builds ran in sequence, and each of them in parallel on different machines.
                                      Whenever there are multiple machines building, they can output into the same drop folder.
                                      Also, if other builds read from such drop folder, we have severe problems because we write/read inconsistent data.

                                      (to my knowledge) There is no out of the box support from TFS for these situations.
                                      It would be great to have some best practice rather than playing around with files and locks within drop folders, risking deadlocks and starvation if not correctly done…

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                                      • Compile time vs. link time dependencies and parallel build

                                        One way to speedup builds is to build in parallel. However, if there are many dependencies, the parallelism is lost. Most of these dependencies in my case (large C++ solution) are only link time, so they could be compiled in parallel.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Code review extensions

                                          Code analysis should also be a part of code review, so that one can review in a gruop after the results of analysis.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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